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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 29, 2017 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, new switching and routing use cases from Cloud Service Providers (SP) helped push Ethernet Switch – Data Center market revenue to a record high, growing 12 percent year-over-year during the third quarter of 2017. Arista, Cisco, H3C, and Huawei captured most of the year-over-year growth.

“While we saw a pause in spending at some of the large Hyperscale accounts, demand from Cloud SPs remained strong during the quarter,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Furthermore, the use of switch systems in new emerging routing use cases at some of the large Cloud and Telco SPs is expanding the total addressable market for Ethernet switches. While we are still in the early stages of this transition, we will be closely monitoring this trend from a vendor perspective as well as from a use case perspective,” continued Boujelbene.

Additional highlights from the 3Q17 Ethernet Switch – Data Center Report:

  • 40 GE revenue dropped to about half of the 100 GE revenue.
  • Arista’s sales outside of U.S. more than doubled year-over-year.
  • In line with our expectations, Cisco’s data center switching sales saw some signs for recovery in China.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Quarterly Report offers a detailed view of the market, including Ethernet switches for: server access, server aggregation, data center core, and campus core. Software is also addressed separately. The report contains in-depth market and vendor-level information on manufacturers’ revenue, ports shipped and average selling prices for both Modular and Fixed, and Fixed Managed and Unmanaged Ethernet Switches (1000 Mbps, 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and 400 Gbps), plus regional breakouts and Fibre Channel over Ethernet. To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit